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August 12, 1988 - Image 22

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1988-08-12

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Louis D. Brandeis Award and
recently received Israel
Bonds' Eleanor Roosevelt
Humanities Award "for
outstanding service to
humanity and devoted friend-
ship and support for Israel."
As an attorney, Cohn was a
leader of the Allied Jewish
Campaign Professional Ser-
vice Division Attorneys Sec-
tion. Later, he was a Cam-
paign vice chairman. He was
active in the founding of the
American Section of the In-
ternatinal Association of
Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.
Among his civic affiliations,
Cohn has served as director of
the Detroit Bar Association,
trustee of the Detroit Bar
Association Foundation and
chairman of both the
Michigan Civil Rights Com-
mission and the Detroit
Board of Police Commis-
sioners. He also sat on the
Michigan Social Welfare
Commission and the board of


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He and his wife Joyce have
three children and two grand-
children and are members of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek.

Svetlana's Parents
Are Refused Again



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lasnost has not yet
reached the OVIR
office in Moscow.
The parents of Svetlana
Braun were told last week
that their request to emigrate
to Israel was denied in April.
The parents,Ilya and Izabella
Shteingardt of Moscow, are
long-term refuseniks who
have been turned down in the
past for knowing job-related
"state secrets."
The Shteingardts' son-in-
law, Keith Braun of Detroit,
sees the four-month delay in
informing his in-laws of the
denial as another means of
breaking the will of
refuseniks. "It shows the
USSR hasn't changed that
much" under Mikhail Gor-
bachev, Braun said.
Svetlana Braun arrived in
Detroit last December, three
years after she and Keith
married in Moscow. Svetlana
has been trying to aid her
parents' emigration to Israel.
The Shteingardts have ap-
pealed their emigration case
to the Supreme Soviet but
have been waiting nine
months for a decision. They
were among the refuseniks
who met with President
Ronald Reagan and Secretary
of State George Shultz in
June at the American Em-
bassy in Moscow.
Svetlana Braun is asking
Soviet Jewry activists to send
birthday wishes to her
mother. Svetlana's card for

her mother's Aug. 20 birthday
wishes that she will be able to
celebrate next year in Israel.
Izabella Shteingardt's ad-
dress is: UL. Sheremetyev-
skaya, 31-2-23, Moscow
127521 USSR.

Shochet Fund
Is Established

The Ellen Shochet
Memorial Fund has been
established in the name of a
former Jewish Welfare
Federation staff member who
died last month. Ms. Shochet
was 30.
The fund will provide a
scholarship for a qualified
student enrolled in research,
service and training in
Jewish community develop-
ment at the University of
Ms. Shochet was program
director for the Federation
Women's Division. She had
worked in Detroit for four
years and had accepted a posi-
tion as the executive director
for the women's division in
Atlanta before her death.
Checks for the Ellen
Shochet Memorial Fund
should be made payable to
United Jewish Charities c/o
the fund and mailed to
George Cohen, United Jewish
Charities, 163 Madison Ave.,
Detroit, Mich. 48226.
A memorial service is
scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 23
at Congregation Beth

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